Stepping Forward

“Don’t try, just be.” Bobbie Goheen

Odd words for they seem in direct conflict with Yoda, who we all know is one wise gnome. And the truth of it is that the ability to move in the direction of your dreams and aspirations is directly related to your abilty to move, to make, to do…etc.

What gets in the way is the over thinking, over analyzing, over questioning…all which ulitmately fosters doubt and doubt inherently brings stasis.

The ability to stay true to your nature, your call, your voice is the greatest practice you can have. Learning how to listen and follow is difficult because there is so much noise, fear, uncertainty and doubt about which holds all greatness back.

The practice “of being” requires making regular choices which are in alignment with you, listening to the inner critic with compassion, and staying true to the thrum which allows you to create in a way which is supportive of you and others.

“We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.” Pema Chodron

The indicator that you are off balance is stasis, keeping habits which do not honor you, closing off to contrary views, developing “reasons” to not move in a direction….

Continue to celebrate the gifts you bring to the world and you lead others to do the same. Continue to make centered decisions and celebrate your ability to choose from your truth. These are the right “activities” which move you from “trying to being”.

“If only we stop trying to be happy, we would have a pretty good time.” Edith Wharton